Definition of discord noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪskɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪskɔːrd//
    Describing music
    jump to other results
  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) disagreement; arguing marital/family discord A note of discord surfaced during the proceedings. The contrasts between rich and poor nations are a source of discord. opposite concord
  2. 2 [countable, uncountable] (music) a combination of musical notes that do not sound pleasant together See related entries: Describing music
  3. compare harmony
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French descord (noun), descorder (verb), from Latin discordare, from discors ‘discordant’, from dis- (expressing negation, reversal) + cor, cord- ‘heart’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: discord